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Meaning of United Kingdom

Unit'ed King'dom

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801–1922. 55,900,000; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name,
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